The Ratio Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, is seeking to employ a Postdoc, either 6 months full-time, or part-time for up to 12 months to work on the econometrics of stochastic frontier models. Start date is flexible, but there is a preference for an early start in 2021. 


The successful candidate should have an established record of, or considerable potential for, high quality research aimed at top-tier journals in statistics and/or econometrics. Applicants should have completed their PhD no later than 18 Dec 2020. The candidate should be familiar with stochastic frontier models.   

What we offer

The person employed will work on the econometric development of stochastic frontier models together with two senior researchers (one statistician and one economist). The project builds on ongoing work and thus, it has good potential to lead to publications in leading econometric journals. For someone interested in Stata programming, there is a possibility to include, or even to focus on, the creation of Stata programs.

The position is funded by a grant from the Swedish Research Council Formas. The full-time salary is 42 000 SEK /month (approximately 4000 €/month). The successful candidate will work from home but be in regular, online contact with the two other researchers involved in the project.  


The application should include:

  1. CV
  2. Job market paper
  3. Availability (earliest start date & preferred share of full-time).  

The application can be submitted through the site or directly to project leader Magnus Söderberg:

Deadline for submission is 18 Dec 2020. Review of applications will start immediately, and an offer might be given before the deadline.

About Ratio Institute

Ratio’s research focuses on how to improve conditions that are of relevance for enterprises. Particular emphasis is placed on three integrated areas: (i) Laws, rules and values, (ii) The market economy, entrepreneurship and growth, and (iii) How political change can be achieved. Ratio performs multidisciplinary research in areas that are important for the development of work, wealth and welfare.

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